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Japanese Fashion and Social Customs
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Every country in the world has it’s own culture, traditional way of dress and customs. Japanese culture is quite intriguing and there is much that is not known of the Japanese people and their culture overall which is the reason for this research. In doing research, the fashion choices of the Japanese culture was really intriguing; from the unique shape and intricate designs of their kimonos, to the more modern and outrageous fashion style of the Japanese youth. The Japanese street fashion is growing and changing even more everyday. Will it continue to evolve in the future?

Japanese Fashion and Social Customs

Japanese culture is rich and diverse and dates back to 10,000 B.C (Hickey, 1998). When thinking about Japanese culture people would first think about sumo wrestling or sushi, but there is more to the people and the culture than is known. Japanese culture revolves around more than sumo wrestling for sure, their cuisine, music, language, traditions, and unique history has left them with a multi-layered culture. Japan revolved plenty around social classes around their feudal era now they no longer have a feudal class system but still revolve around social status as it still plays a very important role amongst much of what is done in public and at home.
Fashion plays a huge part in the Japanese everyday life (Slade, 2009). Their fashion trends are of both traditional and modern influences. Japanese traditional fashions were mainly worn to suit a reason and the season. Traditional Japanese clothing includes many different types, such as; hamonji, furisode, hakama, hanten, happi, junihitoe, iromuji, kimono, obi (sashes), tomesode, and yukatabira.
The building block for all traditional Japanese clothing, regardless of class, begins with the Kimono which in english means thing that one wears…...

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